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Chef Valentine's classes

Vancouver’s Best: a tour of Raincity most memorable dishes

  • Som Tum Salad - From Lisa Henderson @ The Union: green papaya, cherry tomatoes, roasted peanuts, fresh herbs, chili lime dressing.
  • Moules Coquotte - From Nico Schuermans @ Chambar: the ultimate Belgian seafood dish, mussels cooked with white wine, cream, smoked bacon and scallions
  • Lamb Popsicles with Curry Cream - From Vikram Vij @ Vij's: a classic like no other, just enough seared lamb chops served with a creamy fenugreek seeds curry
  • Stilton Cheesecake - From Michael Noble @ Diva at the Met: try it to believe it! This dessert has been on the menu since 1996! It will surprise you like no other desert

 

Don’t Fear the Fish:

  • Rilettes de Saumon: a french appetizer « paté» made of fresh and smoked salmons, delicious on toasted bread
  • Clam and Serrano Ham Spanish Tapas, served with garlic aioli and crusty bread OR Thai Green Curry Mussels: spicy creamy coconut sauce makes a perfect sauce for mussels! Heartwarming a fast dish for a cold night
  • Honey Soy Black Cod: this delicious buttery fish gains greatness with the sweet and salty marinade! Served with saffron rice and sauteed greens

  • Rum Spiced Poached Pears with creamy yogurt: A light, refreshing end to your meal. The syrup is cooked down and drizzled on it all!

 

Romantic Night in Paris

  • Salade de Chevre Chaud: a Bistro classic of broiled goat cheese toast serve on a green salad and a champagne vinaigrette
  • French Onion Soup, with Gruyere Cheese melt
  • Salmon Wellington: salmon wrapped in flaky puff pastry and served with sauce Beurre Blanc
  • Chocolate and Coffee Liquor Creme Brulee

 

New Orleans Crazy Good Eats

  • "Old Sober" Soup aka Yakamein: this hearty beef broth with spaghettis, tender beef and boiled eggs is NoLa's best kept secret to cure hangovers!
  • Iron Skillet Cornbread: to eat along with your Soup or Jambalaya
  • Traditional Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya
  • Mardi Gras King's Cake: We will share a traditional cake, made of yeast bread, cream cheese and cinnamon, marking the end of the festivities and whoever finds the trinkets in their slice will be the Mardi Gras King or Queen!

 

Vegan Celebration Dinner

  • Creamy Artichoke dip, the most scrumptious appetizer! Served with sourdough.
  • Citrus & Greens with Miso Ginger Dressing, refreshing dish with a good dose of Vitamin C.
  • Portobello Pot Roast, you won't miss the beef in this delicious stew!
  • Celery Root & Cauliflower Puree, new flavor combination for your side dish!
  • Vanilla Crème Brulée, just like the real deal, but vegan!
  • Almond and Spices Shortbread, for a little something extra to finish...

 

Mediterranean Low Carb Feast

  • Homemade Rosemary Keto crackers
  • Riviera Tapenade: inspired from the south of France's best ingredients
  • Warm goat cheese salad: a classic French Bistro item without the bread!
  • Bouillabaisse de Marseille: authentic seafood stew, fragrant with a rich fish and saffron broth, a mix of shellfish and fish, fennel and tomatoes
  • Lemon scented Panna Cotta with raspberry compote; the perfect creamy and refreshing finish to your meal

 

Sourdough Workshop

Are you dreaming of making artisan style sourdough loaves but not sure how to get started? Chef Valentine will guide you through the different steps with tons of tips to succeed. Artisan Sourdough is a lengthy but rewarding experience. The whole process usually spans over 2 days! With a 3 hours class, we will have different stages of dough ready in advance to demonstrate as best as possible what to expect when doing it at home. We will get you to start your own loaf during the class. Bring it home, and finish baking it in your oven! We will explain how to care for your starter, which will be offered to take home, and bake a loaf together, to be shared at the end of the class. Take home detailed printed instructions.

Individual cheese and charcuterie plates will be served to go along with the freshly baked sourdough will be served during the class. Please note: a full meal will not be served during this class! 

 

Chef Valentine can also offer a variety of French specialties, as well as pastry workshop such as "Choux Pastry" and "Brioche". Just inquire for more options.